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If I’ve Been Ordered To Pay Temporary Maintenance During A Divorce In Queens, Does That Mean I’ll Have To Pay Alimony Permanently?

No, a temporary maintenance order is extremely common in Queens divorces, and is awarded to a lower earning spouse pretty routinely.

Spousal support, or alimony, is a separate issue that is decided with much more deliberation during the course of the divorce, and is based on many factors.

There are a number of forms of alimony, with permanent spousal maintenance being the least common.

While judges are committed to ensuring that a lower earning spouse isn’t left destitute by the divorce, a permanent award is only considered in a narrow range of circumstances where your spouse is unlikely to ever gain financial independence.

Whether you pay some spousal support after your divorce or none at all depends on the specifics of your case.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you understand the factors that count and how your case is likely to play out.

Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce attorney.